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“Getting information out of Odette was like removing a molar with eyebrow tweezers.” (p. 34)
Honestly, Thea winds up having to pull a lot of molar-sized pieces of information with tweezer-sized opportunities. Cathy Elliott has created a true cozy mystery within the city limits of Larkindale. Thea is chairing the first annual quilt show, and she really has her work cut out for her! Both of the major opening events end rather catastrophically, and they totally side-track Thea’s efforts to ensure the weeklong event is successful. In addition to that, her co-chair is also side-tracked with her East Coast sister, and Thea’s best friend suddenly isn’t quite so friendly.
Thea ends up chasing a lot of “leads” in the aftermath of each crime, and the town matriarch, Mary-Alice proves to be just the balance Thea needs to keep things in right perspective. I have to say Mary-Alice was my favorite character. I love the way she knew just how to encourage with Scripture and hope, even when folks were rather incorrigible. I also loved Uncle Nick’s heart toward Thea. The culprit will surprise you, though the reasons behind the crimes is pretty universal. This is a very good blend of the human and the need for a solid spiritual Rock to stand on.
I have always been a fan of cozy mysteries, and this one was very well written. I am happy to recommend this Quilts of Love book to everyone! A Stitch In Crime is a great addition to this series!
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Stitch in Crime, go HERE.